The City of Cape Town on Tuesday revealed that Stage 6 load shedding could lead to intermittent water-supply disruptions.
Residents have been advised not to panic, despite the City not knowing the extent or nature of the possible water supply interruptions.
A statement released by the City of Cape Town said: “Our pumps for both the water and sewerage systems cannot operate properly without power for significant periods.”
Capetonians are already reeling from the load shedding, now another headache in the form of water supply shortages is looming.
The City says residents should store enough municipal tap water for drinking, cooking and basic ablution.
More updates will be shared on a regular basis as the City continues to monitor the situation.